CHECK-IN AND BOARDING:
Upon arriving at LAX’s Tom Bradley International Terminal, I checked in at the dedicated Prestige Class (what Korean Air calls their Business Class) desk with no waiting. Security was also quick with a dedicated Business / First Class line. At LAX, Korean Air’s Prestige Class passengers have access to the stylish and spacious SkyTeam lounge. I found the lounge geared more toward leisure travelers with limited food selection and few work spaces. However it does have a large indoor patio seating area with nice views over the new terminal. The boarding process was fast with a dedicated line for First and Business Class passengers. Prestige Class passengers have their own boarding door on the upper deck of the A380.
Prestige Class seats take up the entire upper cabin, arranged in a spacious 2-2-2 configuration 74 inches apart. The seats are what I would call standard international long-haul biz class shell seats, offering a flat bed, good personal space and reasonable privacy. On the downside, while the seat does become fully flat, it’s not quite parallel to the floor, reclining maybe 175 degrees. All the seats controls worked properly and the 15.4 inch seatback monitor had a variety of Western and Korean programming.Views from multiple cameras mounted on the A380 provided some amazing perspectives especially during takeoff and landing.
With attentive, professional service, delicious food, fine wine and a long list of IFE options, the 13 hour and 40 minute flight was quite